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Friday, 6 September 2013

Create and harvest at once

What a lovely Empress card from the Touchstone Tarot by Kat Black. Today is the last day of the week for Touchstone Tarot. I'm sorry to see it go. I forget what a lovely deck this is until I work with it. It's just so beautiful. I hope someday it can be re-released so that it becomes affordable for people to buy. A thinner cardstock would be welcome -- and perhaps an edition without those 'wooden' borders. They really are kind of odd.

I like that even though the Empress here is obviously pregnant (an image I do find a little tediously ubiquitous in modern tarot decks), there are other symbols of fertility -- grapes, grain, the scythe, and a rabbit! I also like that she has symbols of maidenhood in the flower wreath on her head and the bouquet she carries. Nice image all around.

I guess I will have to show creativity today in getting ready for tomorrow's big children's event. We have no idea how many could turn up, but it could be as many as 135 or more! I will have to do simultaneous creating and harvesting, just as the Empress in this card. By 5.00 today, all preparations must be ready!


  1. I like what you say about her being both maiden and mother, both creating and harvesting. The image itself I like a lot less, something about her face and pose...

    Anyhow, hope you have lots of fun preparing for the kid's event! :)

  2. I've enjoyed the images of the Touchstone Tarot this week and agree they are quite lovely! I'm going to do a search to try to find pics of the whole deck because I'd like to see more. Thank you Carla!

  3. Hope the thing with the kiddies goes well, I taught IT at a school for a while. They can be little angels, or little monsters - hope you have the former of these two :-)

  4. Good luck with the event! Sounds like a lot of work. I hope it goes well.

    1. Fortunately, I wasn't the MC at the event, but I coordinated all the prep work and wrote the programme of events for the day. Then spent the day running around when people forgot what they were supposed to be doing, etc., and helping parents and kids understand what was expected of them and what was going on. We ended up with 137 kids, not counting accompanying parents and little sibs. That place was packed wall to wall.

    2. Wow, 137 kids is A LOT! Congratulations on surviving the onslaught :D